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The movement against brutal Tory cuts to school funding is spreading

The movement against brutal Tory cuts to school funding is spreading The revolt to stop the Tories’ attacks on school funding is growing. Over 100 teachers and parents attended a meeting east London on Wednesday.

The best democracy that money can buy

The best democracy that money can buy Elections can be bought. While voters are no longer bought beer in rotten boroughs, the spending at elections is eye watering.

Schools revolt and Scotland standoff add to Tories’ woes

Schools revolt and Scotland standoff add to Tories’ woes The Tories are on the rocks over their attacks on schools

Hammond's national insurance climbdown exposed Tory weaknesses

Hammonds national insurance climbdown exposed Tory weaknesses Tory chancellor Philip Hammond has shown that the Tories are for turning.

Cuts and pennies for us, big giveaways for the rich—Hammond hammers the poor

Cuts and pennies for us, big giveaways for the rich—Hammond hammers the poor Former Tory chancellor, George “Slasher” Osborne, congratulated Philip Hammond on the chancellor’s first spring budget for its “fiscal responsibility”. It really says it all.

MPs vote down the Lords over Theresa May's Brexit bill

MPs vote down the Lords over Theresa Mays Brexit bill Tories triggering Article 50 should be a spur to fight to shape the outcome, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

March for homes planned to take on Tories attack on social housing

14 March 2017
National demonstration in defense of social housing has been called for the 24 June

The real national insurance scandal is bogus self-employment

14 March 2017
What’s the truth about the changes in national insurance contributions (NICs) for self-employed people?

Tories launch school attack

07 March 2017
The Tories are throwing another £320 million at expensive free schools in England —and could fund new grammar schools too.

Shape the revolts to give the Tories a kicking

07 March 2017
In the first ten weeks of 2017, more than 400,000 people across Britain have joined demonstrations against US president Donald Trump, racism and attacks on the health service.

What does the Tory Trade Union Act mean for trade unionism?

07 March 2017
As the Trade Union Act comes into force, Sadie Robinson looks at the barriers that aim to stop workers striking—and why the Tories want them

We need to fight for new referendum on Scottish independence

07 March 2017
Theresa May has set herself on a collision course with everyone who wants an independent Scotland

Trade Union Act—what do the Tories call 'important public services'?

07 March 2017
For workers in some sectors the new Tory Trade Union Act puts up an additional barrier in an attempt to prevent strikes. If workers who usually provide “important public services” are balloted, at least 40 percent of those eligible to vote must vote yes. This is on top of the new rule that a ballot must have a 50 percent turnout

Right wing has itself to blame for a Labour loss in Copeland

28 February 2017
The right wing of the Labour Party has stepped up its attacks on leader Jeremy Corbyn and the left after the party’s defeat in the Copeland by-election last week.

Two big marches take on the fracking bosses

28 February 2017
Hundreds of people rallied against fracking giant Cuadrilla near its Preston New Road site in Lancashire last Saturday.

Tories’ spiteful attack hits 150,000 disabled people

28 February 2017
Tory ministers have rewritten the law to deny increased benefit payments to more than 150,000 people.

Theresa May’s stitch-up over Brexit could unravel

28 February 2017
Since the Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central by-elections last week, the media have paused in their condemnations of Jeremy Corbyn only to sing the praises of Theresa May.

After woman is deported from Britain - resist the Tory wave of racism

28 February 2017
Deportations, attacks on refugees and plans to end European Union freedom of movement rules show the Tories true face—but they can be challenged, writes Dave Sewell

Antisocial Tories create an uncaring society

28 February 2017
The Tory attacks on both the NHS and social care leave vulnerable people with nowhere to go. Workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about two sets of cuts that are creating a crisis—with a real effect on patients’ lives

Resist the Tories' STP plan—to Slash, Trash and Privatise the NHS

21 February 2017
The Tories’ NHS plans will mean hospital closures across England. But there is growing opposition to the STPs, with local groups springing up across England to oppose them.

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